Kwesi Nyantakyi was just a working colleague- George Afriyie

By Vincent Ashitey
Kwesi Nyantakyi was just a working colleague- George Afriyie
Kwesi Nyantakyi was just a working colleague- George Afriyie

Former GFA vice president, Mr George Afriyie insists embattled GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi is not his friend and he was just a working colleague.

There has been bad blood between the two after George Afriyie was relieved of his post from the Vice presidency seat in April 2018 after been fired as chairman of the Black Stars management committee.

According to George, a friend is someone you have close contact with of which outcast Kwesi Nyantakyi was not and he only believed in his vision.

''A friend is someone you constantly visit, share ideas, both families have some level of ties, to call someone a friend is so deep, but for me he was boss and we enjoyed a very good working relationship, that is how I want to put it, because the one I call my friend the minimum times I visit his house in a year is not less than 10 times, but for Mr. Nyantakyi throughout my association with him when I knew him in 2003, 2004, I have been to his house a maximum of 4 times,'' he said on Citi TV’s Face to Face program.

''The truth is, I will die for anything I believe in. At the time Kwesi Nyantakyi came into power, at the time I saw his vision, zeal, vim and everything, I was ready to do anything, no doubt about that. It was about his vision. He was a good listener at that time.

''It is normal with every leader, it gets to a point where you become too corrupted with power because the last days of Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi I feel so sorry because you could see it coming.

''I wouldn’t want to say things about a man who won’t be here to defend himself, but the truth is that circumstances leading to my removal as GFA Vice-President is clear and out there for everyone to see, these are so fresh in the minds of a lot of people in the country.''

George Afriyie has declared his intention to run for the 2019 GFA Presidency seat.

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